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After a hard day on the slopes, or maybe not quite such a hard day by the pool, nothing is guaranteed to help you relax more than a visit to our in-house spa. The spa team are on hand to offer a variety of treatments, from Ultimate Aromatherapy Associates Facial to the Detox and Revive scrub, all of which are superb. One of the newest members of the spa team is therapist Georgie Nicholls. Georgie joined the team in time for the 2016 summer season and since then has already made a huge mark on her team mates and guests alike. Here is just a snapshot of some recent feedback about her:
"Georgie was a delight; I would have her as a fourth daughter!"
"Georgie's energy is infectious, she is exceptional and an asset to any business."
"Georgie is fabulous, as are all the team."
With so much deserved praise heading her way, we thought it only right to grab Georgie for a quick catch-up to learn a little bit more about her and what guests can expect from a spa treatment at The Lodge.
Please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your role at The Lodge?
My name is Georgie and I'm the spa therapist at The Lodge in Verbier. I'm originally from the U.K. but fled to the mountains of Switzerland during last summer which I absolutely adore. The best way to describe myself is 19 going on 95 - the combination of floral matching pyjamas, Downtown Abbey and Percy Pigs is the idea of perfection in my granny mentality.
How did you end up working as a Spa Therapist?
It was never really intended, but ever since I was a little girl I had the Virgin sparkle in my eye! I was rather infatuated by the idea of being a Virgin Air Hostess and the glamorous red uniform had me totally hooked. However, I was deterred from this idea, as the smell of plane food is really not my nostrils' cup of tea. So instead I fell into being a therapist and fell in love with it!
What is your favourite spa treatment and why?
I cannot convey how much I adore my job. I love to perform holistic treatments as they enable you the flexibility to be super-duper caring and nurturing. But, above all, I love performing a treatment on someone who is truly in need. There is a no more rewarding feeling.
What in your opinion makes for a great spa experience?
I personally believe that the primary focus of a spa therapist is to create a pause button in the guest's reality. Impeccable guest care is a huge contributing factor in creating a bubble of relaxation. Sweating the small stuff is very important.
What has been the most popular spa treatment at The Lodge do you think?
The vast contrast in weather during our seasons in the Alps is really reflected in the popularity of certain treatments. In the winter, treatments that melt away the aches and pains that a day on the slopes has inflicted are very popular, such as Intense Muscle Release and LaStone Aprs-Ski. Both of these treatments are tailored to guest's individual needs to eradicate tension.
In the summer months, treatments like facials and body wraps/scrubs blossom in popularity. My personal fav is the Renewing Rose body treatment; it leaves your skin smelling like Turkish delight. What more could a girl want?
How does the spa offering differ between the summer and winter season?
Our treatments do not differ depending upon the seasons. We like to ensure everyone's needs are catered for all year round.
Is it important to change your beauty regime depending on the time of year?
As the seasons change, so does our skin and its needs. Even adapting your beauty regime in the slightest can have a huge effect. Everyone's skin is very unique and giving a general prescription will not suit everyone. But, ensuring your skin is well fed and hydrated in cold winter months will ensure a glowing complexion even on the rainiest of days. My winter go-to would have to be Aromatherapy Associates OverNight Repair Mask, it is fuss free and truly quenches the skin's thirst.
When the sun pops up to say hello in the summer months, shielding and protecting your skin with an SPF is super important to maintain healthy skin and to prevent the dreaded signs of ageing. The use of a facial oil in the summer time works wonders as is tolerated by the skin and leaves the skin feeling light and supple.
Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us Georgie. If Georgie's love and passion for her job has got you wishing for your very own spa treatment during your next visit, head over to our website to find all the details.
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